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CURRENT PROJECTS

Jesse Senechal (MERC), Harry Morgan III (Richmond), and William Noel Sr. (Henrico) at a study team meeting from the MERC Achieving Racial Equity in School Disciplinary Policies and Practices

MERC executes ongoing projects covering a range of topics identified as important to our school divisions by the Policy and Planning Council. This includes larger empirical research studies, literature reviews, and professional development activities. Most of these projects involve dissemination of information through research reports, research briefs, podcasts, and videos. The links below describe these projects in more detail and provide links to connected materials and resources.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SUCCESS IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE SCHOOLS

ACHIEVING RACIAL EQUITY IN SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY POLICIES AND PRACTICES

TEACHER RETENTION

Check out MERC's recently completed projects, including Understanding Teacher Morale, School Climate Survey Development, the Teacher Action Research Initiative, the Virginia College Access Resource Region One report, and more!

Completed MERC Studies